News archive from 12 February 2014

The 3D printed BICYCLE: World's first printed titanium bike frame is light and strong (but it still needs...

26 View comments the image below may look like a modern art sculpture but this jumble of metallic shapes is actually a bike frame in the making. The two British firms behind the innovative framework claim they have created the first 3D printed metal...

 
Wetherby Golf Club shortlisted for top title

Wetherby Golf Club shortlisted for top title

Wetherby Golf Club has been shortlisted for the national Golfers' Choice Golf Club Awards. The unique scheme measures the quality of facilities, customer service and value for money provided by clubs by asking players to rate them on an online...

 
‘No precedent’ for charging English students - EU

‘No precedent’ for charging English students - EU

The SNP's plan to make students from the remainder of the UK pay to study in an independent Scotland has no precedent anywhere in the European Union, according to the EU's governing body. Any attempt to treat Scottish and non-Scottish students...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Double mastectomy ‘raises survival rate’

Double mastectomy ‘raises survival rate’

Women with a gene which greatly increases their risk of developing breast cancer have a much higher chance of survival if they have a double mastectomy, new research suggests. A study published online in the British Medical Journal found that over 20...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Pensioners ask to pay for buses in bid to rescue rural services

Pensioners ask to pay for buses in bid to rescue rural services

GROUPS of Yorkshire pensioners want to be allowed to pay towards the cost of their free bus journeys in a bid to stem the tide of route closures which have left older people isolated in rural areas. Transport Minister Robert Goodwill, the MP for...

 

Cardiff 0 Aston Villa 0: Mat Kendrick's full time report, stats and pictures

“This is your captain speaking.” When Villa jet off for warm weather training and they hear that message over the plane’s tannoy they could be forgiven for thinking it is Ron Vlaar, so vital has the skipper become. There was a ‘pray for Ron’ hashtag...

 

Watford 1 v Birmingham City 0: Colin Tattum's full time report, pictures and stats

Troy Deeney’s deflected 32nd minute goal was enough to give Watford a narrow victory over Blues. Paul Caddis struck the woodwork with a piledriver before Deeney scored, at the second attempt after initially missing his kick. Blues didn’t deserve to...

 
Comment: Hard yards for banking standards board

Comment: Hard yards for banking standards board

THE former CBI director-general Sir Richard Lambert wants the banking industry to be encouraged, over time, to develop along the lines of a profession, like accountancy or the law. I am glad he included the crucial words "over time" in terms...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Zimbabwe: Donkey carts to save 60,000 from dam

Zimbabwe: Donkey carts to save 60,000 from dam

Authorities in Zimbabwe are commandeering privately-owned cars, lorries and even donkey-carts in a race against time to evacuate thousands of villagers living downstream of a major dam wall that appears dangerously near to collapse. Up to 60,000...

 
Algeria: 102 killed in Hercules crash

Algeria: 102 killed in Hercules crash

An ALGERIAN military transport plane slammed into a mountain in the country's rugged eastern region yesterday, killing 102 people on board, while one person survived, a civil defence official said. The US-built C-130 Hercules transport crashed in the...

 
Kabul to vaccinate all under-fives for polio

Kabul to vaccinate all under-fives for polio

A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl has been diagnosed with the first case of polio since 2001 in the Afghan capital Kabul. The ministry of public health has now launched a three-day campaign to vaccinate all children under five in the area. It is the capital’s...

 
Accusers line up as Berlusconi faces latest battle

Accusers line up as Berlusconi faces latest battle

Silvio Berlusconi's political corruption trial opened yesterday in Naples, the latest legal challenge for the three-time former Italian premier. Berlusconi and another defendant are accused in the trial of paying a senator €3 million euros (about...

 

Cybersecurity firm FireEye sees weak revenue, warns on costs

FireEye, which acquired computer forensics specialist Mandiant Corp in January, said it expects revenue of $70-$72 million for the first quarter. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $76.2 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S....

 

LightSquared may file new restructuring plan by Friday

In a court hearing on Tuesday, a lawyer for the company said it aims to file a reorganization plan that has the support of its creditors by Friday, putting the company, owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, on track to exit bankruptcy...

 
Spain's tough new abortion law advances after secret vote

Spain's tough new abortion law advances after secret vote

Spain's proposed new abortion law has generated major protests in Spain and across the world. Photograph: Antonio Navia/Demotix/Corbis Spanish MPs narrowly voted on Tuesday to continue moving forward with legislation to drastically limit access to...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 


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